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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 27, 2009 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 08-27-1972 Best Show Ever?

Although I think its impossible to label anything "The Best Ever" when it comes to categorizing performances by the Grateful Dead, I have to concur that the Veneta show certainly deserves consideration, for so many reasons!

And while I do agree that the Dekalb show is tremendous and certainly among the best from 1977, it is most definately not in the same class as 8/27/72, or virtually any performance prior to 1976 for that matter.

As far as "jamming style" I have yet to hear any music from 1977 that I would even consider to be a "jam" as I define that word...

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 27, 2009 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: No Jams in '77?


Even the end of the Other One from this show, or the end of Scarlet Begonias, wouldn't count as jams? This is closer to the '76 style....

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Poster: billydlions Date: Aug 27, 2009 7:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 08-27-1972 Best Show Ever?

Cliff, what are you defining as jamming? I agree that there were not as many 30 minute Dark Stars or Playing in the Bands after 1974, however other songs gained much more jamming. The average 1st set songs had more jamming such as Jack Straw, Sugaree, Deal, Cassidy to name a few. It's hard to argue that Scarlet-Fire or Stranger or Eyes were not good jamming songs. I guess there's no use arguing with you since you are not going to change your opinion but you're missing out on some great shows which is a shame (not to mention there are some real shitty shows from your era as well).

This post was modified by billydlions on 2009-08-28 02:12:36

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Poster: deadmax Date: Aug 27, 2009 6:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 08-27-1972 Best Show Ever?


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